Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Lenihan, Daniel J.

  • Sami Seeb
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_630

Basic Biographical Information

Daniel Lenihan grew up on the lower east side of New York City. He attended Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy. His interest in Philosophy stemmed from a deep fascination for understanding human strategies for living, which had a profound impact on his future career choices.

After graduating, Lenihan taught fifth grade in the Virgin Islands. There, he was exposed to diving through a half-day course at a local dive shop. Dan dived with neighbor Alan Albright, who later became the South Carolina underwater archaeologist, and Alan’s dive buddy, the Smithsonian’s Mendel Peterson. After exposure to diving on cultural resources, in 1971 Dan enrolled at Florida State University for graduate school to study underwater archaeology but thought diving was more captivating than archaeology.

Lenihan spent his days at the University and his nights diving, often in sinkholes and caves, becoming a member of a group of...

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References

  1. Lenihan, D. J. 1983. Rethinking shipwreck archaeology: a history of ideas and considerations for new directions, in R. A. Gould (ed.) Shipwreck anthropology: 37-64. Albuquerque: School of American Research, University of New Mexico Press.Google Scholar
  2. Lenihan, D. J., T. L. Carrell, S. Fosberg, L. Murphy, S. L. Rayl & J. A. Ware. 1981a. The final report of the National Reservoir Inundation Study, Volume 1: summary. Santa Fe: Southwest Cultural Resources Center, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.Google Scholar
  3. - 1981b. The final report of the National Reservoir Inundation Study, Volume 2: technical reports. Santa Fe: Southwest Cultural Resources Center, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Delgado, J. P., D. J. Lenihan & L. E. Murphy. 1991. The archeology of the atomic bomb: a submerged cultural resources assessment of the sunken fleet of Operation Crossroads at Bikini and Kwajalein Atoll lagoons (Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Papers 37). Santa Fe: Submerged Cultural Resources Unit, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.Google Scholar
  2. Lenihan, D. J. 2000. Of strawberries, women’s thighs and Jim Delgado’s paper. Historical Archaeology 34(4): 22-23.Google Scholar
  3. - 2002. Submerged: adventures of America’s most elite underwater archeology team. New York: Newmarket Press.Google Scholar
  4. Lenihan, D. J. (ed.) 1974. Underwater archaeology in the National Park Service: a model for the management of submerged cultural resources. Santa Fe: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.Google Scholar
  5. - 1987. Submerged cultural resources study: Isle Royale National Park (Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Papers 8). Santa Fe: Submerged Cultural Resources Unit, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.Google Scholar
  6. - 1989. Submerged cultural resources study: USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark (Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Papers 23). Santa Fe: Submerged Cultural Resources Unit, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.Google Scholar
  7. - 1994. Shipwrecks of Isle Royale National Park: the archeological survey. Duluth: Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc.Google Scholar
  8. Lenihan, D. J. & J. D. Brooks. 1998. Underwater wonders of the National Parks. Oakland: National Park Foundation/Compass American Guides, Fodor Travel Publications.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Submerged Resources CenterNational Park ServiceDenverUSA